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Old 07-09-2013, 06:55 AM   #26
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thanks for the great tips and suggestions guys!
will def start easy to have a taste of off-roading

waiting for new car to arrive in oct, full size range rover, so figure this would be a good start to get some runs in during the dry season
i dont think a full size range rover is exactly going to be a good off roader
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the older full size ones i can understand, but the brand new ones?

they're built and designed for street use first and foremost. i'm sure if you spent enough money and time on something it'll become off road worthy but i dont think OP is going to be doing that as I'm assuming its going to be another lease and not a purchase.


the first and second gen range rogers did come with off road capability in mind but the 3rd and current ones are basically designed as luxo-grocery getters.


OP could do well to find a 1996 (end of the 1st gen) range rover and turn it into a proper off roader if he so chooses.

or opt for a new LR4 which still retains its off road pedigree.


or he could opt for one of the many other luxury vehicles out there that are off road capable with little modification.
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It's a good truck to hit up a FSR and bomb around in. Keep it on the easy trails just for fun since the OP is a n00b and doesn't want to wreck anything.
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Yeah, that's the thing... I keep seeing assumptions that everyone who wants to go off-road must want to be able to run Rubicon and thus must naturally need an uber-built-up rig. Personally, I'm having plenty of fun in my bone-stock YJ and just learning proper technique, for now. Eventually I'll probably look at some low-key mods to improve the experience, but I'm not rushing out to crawl the face of The Chief or anything.
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Yeah, that's the thing... I keep seeing assumptions that everyone who wants to go off-road must want to be able to run Rubicon and thus must naturally need an uber-built-up rig. Personally, I'm having plenty of fun in my bone-stock YJ and just learning proper technique, for now. Eventually I'll probably look at some low-key mods to improve the experience, but I'm not rushing out to crawl the face of The Chief or anything.
exactly, going off road doesn't mean extreme wheeling like some are used to (including myself) just go on a well groomed gravel road and check out the site and views and maybe have a bbq half way through. I really enjoy just hitting up a FSR for the fun of it and not having to worry if I'm going to cave in a door or pop a tire.
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i too enjoy cruising FSRs but once in a while its fun to hit a side trail thats a bit more challenging.


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i too enjoy cruising FSRs but once in a while its fun to hit a side trail thats a bit more challenging.


If you haven't done it before do the Harrison east to Boston Bar run, super fun and great views with lots of side trails to mess around on.
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If you haven't done it before do the Harrison east to Boston Bar run, super fun and great views with lots of side trails to mess around on.
done it.

tried to cross a 12 foot wide washout with make shift log bridges up kookapi and got stuck bad.

suburban snapped front u-joint trying to yank me out and my buddy's 3rd gen didnt have to power to do it.

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sounds like a good day of wheeling to me!!
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Yeah, that's the thing... I keep seeing assumptions that everyone who wants to go off-road must want to be able to run Rubicon and thus must naturally need an uber-built-up rig. Personally, I'm having plenty of fun in my bone-stock YJ and just learning proper technique, for now. Eventually I'll probably look at some low-key mods to improve the experience, but I'm not rushing out to crawl the face of The Chief or anything.
the most fun can quite often be found in a stock truck. If your up for a challenge. I got a pretty built jeep and it makes some trails just boring easy compared to the fun I used to have. That means more challenging trails sure but then I'm not wheelin with alot of the friends I used to
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Princess Auto has 7500lb recovery straps for 7 bucks.. They are part of my tool kits along with a few D rings and rags. You put rags on top of metal components when you tow, so crap don't fly off as far (usually it will hit the rag and fall on the ground) if things go south.

It is always good to practice using these things even when you are just at your driveway.
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Princess Auto has 7500lb recovery straps for 7 bucks.. They are part of my tool kits along with a few D rings and rags. You put rags on top of metal components when you tow, so crap don't fly off as far (usually it will hit the rag and fall on the ground) if things go south.

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general rule of thumb that i was taught is to get a recovery strap thats rated at 3 times the weight of your vehicle.

my truck weighs 4500-5000lbs so i opted for 15000lbs straps and they havent failed me so far. pulled lots of cars and trucks out of stucks with it and its been great.

make sure you buy a RECOVERY strap and not a TOW strap if you do plan on picking them up.

make sure its the one with loops sewn in and no metal parts on the strap what so ever like ratchets or hooks.

some heavy duty shackles in various sizes can also be found at princess auto.
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DO NOT trust the straps from PA, They are good if you have nothing but are cheap shit and will snap.
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they're not too too bad. i've used mine plenty of times and its worked great for the times ive needed it.

always best to ride with someone who has a winch though
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I picked up some nice 10,000 hooks with safety clips, $7.95 on sale at KMS.

There's one guy on BC Jeep Club who's been a heavy crane operator for 20+ years and now sells offroad recovery gear on the side... we've done a couple "newby" runs lately that he's come along and done winching and recovery demos. It's been some really good learning, and he has a great handle on what's good gear and what's sketchy (has to - the stuff he deals with for work is rated 100x what you'd use with your 4x4).

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